AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - With hurricane season approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about getting a weather radio.
Ben Roberts, Chris Zelman and Yolanda Amadeo were all out at Walgreens in downtown Americus programming weather radios.
WALB teamed up with Walgreen's in Americus for the event to encourage people to buy Midland weather radios.
The Sumter County EMA Director Nigel Poole also joined the team to help protect the people he serves.
"We just want our citizens to be as safe as they can, to have every resource available to them whether it's an app on their phone, whether it's a weather radio, or the sirens that county commissioners put up," said Poole.
A weather radio could help save lives, especially if severe weather strikes while people are sleeping by giving instant alerts when severe weather watches or warnings are issued.